LA to Elk Grove, outside Sacramento.
It’s the Sunday of the busiest travel weekend of the year. There are wind advisories and dust storms through the entire San Joaquin Valley. It took 8 hours to do a 5 hour trip. But I didn’t care. No problem. I’m Retired!
Elk Grove is a suburb of Sacramento and an excellent study of why we need to appreciate and protect our parkland. What I saw of Elk Grove was a miles square complex of low slung faux mission chain store upon chain store complex of shopping malls and parking lots. I contributed. I stood in line for 20 minutes to buy food from Panda Express.
(included in this story: Alex Lopez, Carol Lopez, Terry Veal, Tammie Veal)